Cheddar village, Somerset, UK

Local Community and Tourist Information

Cheddar Market Cross

This is the original Cheddar Village web site - for everything regarding things to see and do in and around Cheddar village itself, the Gorge and Caves, getting about, community projects and local events – with links to businesses, jobs, properties, and more besides.  Do you live or work in Cheddar? Or perhaps you are looking to move here. If so please add this site to your bookmarks or favourites – make it your first port of call for local news, events and information.

10_years2014 marks the 10th year this site has been running, and it has seen a lot of changes over the years, but is still run from the village as an independent non-profit hyperlocal web site. It’s not part of one of these national or regional web site chains that tries to look local but is actually auto-updated by some large organisation based elsewhere. Whether you are a regular visitor or someone discovering it for the first time… welcome!
The Cheddar Village web site, first edition, 2004

The Cheddar Village web site, first edition, 2004

  • Cheddar news

    Team of the Week: Cheddar tennis club - ladies sectionAnyone for tennis?Cheddar ladies have just completed their most successful summer season ever: our A team are North Somerset champions and our other teams did brilliantly too. The picture shows them celebrating, so they know how to have fun off court [more...]

    My Cheddar by Tony Watts OBEName: Tony Watts Age: 62 (next week). Lived in Cheddar for: Just five years (still a newbie!). About you: In my day job I'm a freelance writer and journalist; in my voluntary time I campaign on behalf of older people through chairing the South W [more...]

    Raglan Homes can't fill Cheddar's affordable housing until...THE affordable housing developers behind the Sharpham Road build cannot fill the houses because a legal agreement with Sedgemoor District Council forbids it.Under the section 106 agreement, Raglan Homes are not permitted to occupy the homes until Fiv [more...]

Click here for more local news feeds and visit Journal of Somerset for news from the wider county.


Regrettably we have had a series of serious road incidents and collisions in this area in recent years. Our roads are narrow and winding, seriously underinvested, and don’t handle the pressure of 21st century commercial and holiday traffic very well. We are starting a Community Speedwatch scheme to reinforce driving standards so you may see residents and police working together doing roadside checks. So if you are visiting the area – please use the roads responsibly and keep within the 30 mph speed limit. If you are a local resident and would like to volunteer to help with our Speedwatch, visit the My Cheddar web site.


If you have a business in the Cheddar area, please support this non-profit site by sponsoring a page or taking out a margin advert to promote your organisation. The separate Cheddar Village Diary print publication no longer circulates in the area so an advertisement on here will keep you visible. You can also have a lineage listing in the Business A to Z free of charge (click here for more details).


If you are looking for local community information, visit the Link Toolbox for details of local web sites for local and national government, our MP, district and parish councils, police, plus other useful information on environmental and community matters, family days out and more. Local clubs, charities and associations are also listed as well as details of major local  development proposals. Links to local healthcare, education, transport and many other web sites can be found in the margin.


Our My Cheddar community group (also on Facebook) is driving local improvement projects and helping with the Cheddar Neighbourhood Plan. The group’s work is inspired and supported by National Lottery funded community initiatives Village SOS and Big Lunch Extras. If you want to help make Cheddar a nicer place, sign up to get involved at the web site.


Cheddar’s U3A history group have put together a new history tour guide for Cheddar village which takes you around some of the back lanes to find some hidden gems, which is very informative.

See also our Cheddar memorabilia page for some postcards and other items of Cheddar nostalgia you can bid on. 


If there’s something happening in Cheddar you’d like local people to know about, visit the calendar page to send over details. Anything from a local fete, to a visiting display of classic vehicles in the Gorge, add a free entry on this web site’s events calendar page and help to avoid date clashes with other events. You can also post a note of your event details on the Facebook wall.